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What Are Your Hobbies and Interests?

Hiking, camping, surfing, traveling, reading, video games, live music

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Reiss Iberico





New York


New York


United States




Date of Birth


How do you describe yourself?

My name is Bennett Reiss Iberico. I am a man on a journey to live a healthy, mindful and grounded life. I am grateful to be alive. My passion is to help and meet them where they are at in their respective journey.  I have traveled extensively throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe. I also lived and spent spent a great deal of time abroad between the years of 2006 – 2012 in Latin America and Asia.

In 2013 I went through an existential, mental, spiritual and physical transformation. I had a near death experience which resulted in three serious operations. This provoked a journey of recovery and enabled me to re-connect with a higher power and the spiritual side of myself I had long abandoned.

I am committed towards expanding my reality and nurturing a network of like-minded individuals and organizations from across the globe.  I am a captivated observer of the world around me and a man on a journey to enjoy and live life, while staying informed and fighting the good fight.The world is complicated place, and we must unfortunately choose how we allocate and devote our energy. Staying informed, keeping an open mind, listening to others and keeping an open dialogue with those who do not think the same way you do are essential pillars to a civil society. I do not pretend to be an expert on everything, but I do care.


School Name

American University

Details & Comments About Your School

2004-2008 – Bachelors in Economics

Expanded my horizons as a young adult living in the capital of the United States. My focus was on Economics, International Relations, and Mandarin-Chinese study. I also studied abroad in Beijing, China at the prestigious Peking University where I developed a passion for international relations and trade.

School Name

Indiana University

Details & Comments About Your School


Masters in Social Work


Place of Work

The Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County

Details About Your Work

Aug 2019 – Present

– Advocate for people fighting substance use disorder (SUD)
– Connect people to resources in the Mid-Hudson Valley to receive treatment
– Work with treatment providers of SUD services deliver reliable services to people in crisis
– Project management

Place of Work

Kipu Life

Details About Your Work

Founder and President

Jan 2017 – Present

– Kipu Life is an organization dedicated to bringing healthy, holistic, spiritually expanding travel experiences to people in the United States and around the World.
– Kipu Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All proceeds from our trips will be donated to organizations focused on helping people fighting addiction and aiding indigenous cultures.